College Bound

Interested in helping a Rock Island graduate pursue their education at the next level? Well, here’s your chance.

His name is Dillon Espinoza and he is a graduate of Dove Science Academy here in Oklahoma City (off of NW23 and Western). He played soccer during his time at Dove and is continuing his playing days at Hillsdale College in Moore, Oklahoma. Following the very first team tryout Dillion was asked to come back the following week to play again in front of more of the team and coaches. After he came back the following week and played, he was offered a position on the team! He is the son of a Cross and Crown employee from the community. He is the oldest of four kids and has been involved with Rock Island since he was about 12 or 13 years old.

He and his parents have applied/filed all their necessary paperwork in order to receive as much financial aid as possible and are now doing their best to tighten up the remaining funds needed. Bottom line, Dillion and his parents are several hundred dollars short of finalizing his schedule, getting his books and him being 100% enrolled for the first day of class.

To their delight they have been presented with program from Hillsdale that is called, “ChurchMatch”, which is a church tuition assistance program. Basically, the idea is that the potential student would be plugged in to a local church/youth group and that church would then help sponsor the student as he/she goes to college. In return, Hillsdale would match whatever amount is given from the church up to $200.00, per semester.

So there’s the opportunity. If you’re interested in helping Dillion continue his soccer career and his education, please contact us at Cross and Crown/Rock Island in one of the following ways.

Call us at – (405) 232-7696 – please leave a message if you aren’t able to get an answer.


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